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Disabled children

Support available for disabled children and young people and those who care for them.

Child Disability Payment

Child Disability Payment provides support for the extra costs that a disabled child might have.

Check who can get Child Disability Payment

Child Winter Heating Payment

This payment helps disabled children and their families to pay for increased heating costs over winter. It’s paid once a year. The payment for winter 2023-2024 is £235.70. 

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Carer's Allowance

You could get £81.90 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

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Carer's Allowance Supplement 

Carer's Allowance Supplement is an extra payment to help carers in Scotland who get Carer's Allowance.

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Young Carer Grant

The grant is a yearly payment of £383.75 for young carers in Scotland. You need to be 16, 17 or 18 years old to get it.

Find our more about Young Carer Grant

Disabled persons free bus pass

If you or your child (5+) has a disability you may be able to get a free bus pass.

Check if you can get a disabled persons bus pass

Family Fund

If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child on a low income, Family Fund might be able to help with a grant for essential items.

Read more about Family Fund

Free school transport

Your child could get free school transport if their school is not within walking distance, you're on a low income or they have additional support needs.

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